W00t! I am 51% Stupid!

I got this from someone else, but it was too fun not to post. Whee for blondeness. Too bad there is nothing about sitting at the wrong table on this one or I would have been even higher!

1. [X] I have walked into a glass/screen door.

2. [X] I have tripped on my shoelace and fallen

3. [X] I have choked on my own spit.

4. [X] I’ve seen the Matrix and still don’t get it.

5. [] I type only with my pointer fingers.

6. [X] I have accidentally caught something on fire.

7. [] I’ve told a cop screw you

8. [X] I have attempted to sip out of a straw but it accidentally went into my nose, rather than my mouth.

9. [X] I have thought of something funny, and laughed out loud and people looked at me weird.

10. [] I’ve caught myself drooling.

11. [] I’ve accidentally caused an explosion.

12. [] If someone says the word "fart", I can’t help but laugh.

13. [] I’ve been into a "Do Not Enter" one way road plenty of times

14. [X] Sometimes I just…stop thinking & zone out.

15. [] It is POSSIBLE to lick your elbow..

16. [X] I have tried to lick my elbow before…..

17. [] People often shake their heads and walk away from me

18. [] People often tell me to use my "inside voice"

19. [X] Gum has fallen out of my mouth while talking.

20. [] I’ve used my fingers to do simple math.

21. [] I’ve jumped off a moving vehicle.

22. [] I ate a bug for $5 or less.

23. [X] I’m taking this test when I should be doing something more important.

24. [] I repost chain letters because I’m scared of what they threaten will happen if I don’t.

25. [X] I’ve ended up pantless around friends

26. [] I’ve ran around when I was with friends

27. [X] I’ve searched all over the place for something, and then realized it was in my hand the whole time.

28. [X] I accidentally break a lot of things.

29. [] My friends know not to use big words on me.

30. [] I move my head to the side when I’m confused….and scratch my head…

31. [X] Sometimes I start telling a story and suddenly forget what I’m talking about.

32. [X] I’ve fallen out of my chair before

33. [X] When I’m laying in bed, I sometimes stare at the ceiling and try to find pictures and words in the texture.

Tally up your number of x’s. MULTIPLY THAT NUMBER BY 3 TO GET YOUR PERCENTAGE. Repost this as "I am __% stupid"

A Grand Experiment

As y’all can probably see, I’ve been doing some moving about of links and such on ye olde blog this week. For example, the links along the side used to just be static in my Main Index template, but now, they are all managed using Blogroll, which means when I screw up my template yet again, I won’t loose all my links like I have in the past. I love it when I can find ways to counteract my blondness. The new system also does cool things like show the last updated dates for blogs that support it. What?! I am easily amused by gadgets. Don’t look at me like that. 😛

Also new is the archive dropdown, instead of the full list of all the archive months. I thought it was making the navigation a bit too messy. This is using the sexy new Widgets feature in MovableType.

I am working on a system that will allow you to edit your comments for a couple minutes after you leave ’em so you can quickie correct that typo. There still seems to be some kinks in that system tho, so its a WIP for now.

And now, so I can test some new posting software, y’all get to be treated to an adorable pic of Tigger Just because I want to test the image feature, of course. The fact that I get to show pics of my preciouses is just a bonus. 😛

fscking spammers!

http://blog.dreamhost.com/2006/08/16/you-cksckn-spammers/
I found this while perusing another blog, and since it’s so similar to stuff that I have dealt with in the past, I thought it was worth a giggle for y’all. This “nice man” was concerned about some spam he got, so he decided to call in to the hosting company he felt was responsible.
Note: I am making no judgments about whether or not the spam was really originating from the company in question, just giggling at the voicemail and the blog post.
Note 2: Please take the warning about language seriously. This “nice man” has a worse potty mouth than me.
Note 3: Doesn’t the bleeping make you giggle? Cheap headphones as bleeping mechanisms FTW!

Tolerance?

I have been thinking a lot about this since an incident at my wedding. For the six of you (yes, there are six now wheee!) that read this blog and don’t already know, I am pagan, and so is Mister Dessie. When we started working on our wedding, we wanted to design something that wouldn’t make the nice Christians coming to the wedding uncomfortable, but also stayed true to our beliefs. Overall, I think we did a decent job of it. The only thing that was overtly pagan there was a plate with a pentacle on the altar that was intended to hold the rings. No one was to see it but us.
Anyway, to make a long story short, a family friend saw said said pentacle, and freaked out entirely. We also had my father making cracks to friends about us sacrificing babies to Satan. Clearly, sacrificing infants to Satan is not part of my religious MO, and is not currently planned for addition. I hate crying babies, so it just wouldn’t work out! 😛
Then, I look at stories like that of Roberta Stewart, who has been fighting with the Department of Veterans Affairs to get a plaque added to a local memorial for a husband with the symbol of his religion, a pentagram. Even atheists have a symbol approved by the VA, but not the pentagram.
I can kind of understand the way of thinking that generates these attitudes. Even though I know the true meaning of the pentagram as used by American Pagans, I still get a gut reaction of dread when I see one – and I wear one! At some level, mistrust of pagan religions is instilled into us at a very young age.
Part of this I blame on TV and movies. How many TV shows have you seen about a gruesome Satanist murder where the pentagram was painted on the wall in blood or some such, even tho such things rarely ever happen? Even the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland had a pentacle on the wall in one of their “scary witch” type rooms (I am glad to say that the last time I went that said pentagram was no longer present, so they are catching on over at good ole Disney).
The whole thing made me think about what we teach our children about other schools of thought. Are we doing a good job of teaching our kids that different schools of thought are okay? Or are we teaching them to think badly of someone because of a symbol? Obviously, we are missing something if the symbol of one of the fastest growing religions in the country makes people think of Satan.
Not that I have any good answers, but it was something I was thinking.

I’m not dead, really

I have been so totally busy since going back to work after the wedding. We have had a really difficult couple of weeks, that thankfully are finally over. It’s been almost a year since we played “where were you when the lights went out“, and quite frankly, it was a game I hoped never to play again.
Needless to say, with two major outages in less than a week, it was a really long couple of days. Lots of long hours, lots of pissy people. On the bright side, it is my company’s intent to get the bleeding hell out of that Data Center, and while that is going to mean a long weekend of graveyard for me, it means that I never, ever, ever have to play that hateful game again. I hope. 😛 I think that that is going to be accomplished in the next 30 days or so, so yay for that.
In other news, married life is going well. We are mostly settled in after the honeymoon, other than the fact that we still haven’t had time to get the Thank You cards done. Folks, if you sent a gift, we really are thankful, it’s just that we have been to swamped to write each of you.
Final bit of news. I don’t know if I should be embarrassed about this or happy, but I have decided that we need to break down and get a maid. With the kind of hours that I have been putting in lately, and with the honey working the odd hours that he does, housecleaning is just not getting done. It’s both of our faults really, but neither of us could take it anymore, so I just made the call. Honestly, its just as well spent as what I spent on the Progressor (and y’all KNOW I consider that money VERY well spent :-P). It’s such a load off my mind to not to have to worry about the house that I SLEPT better after they left. Maybe I should be embarrassed, and I am a little, but, I can’t say I am actually sorry.
Midnite. Sleep now? Gods, I hope so. Otherwise, I might go postal. Insomina is kicking my ass.